Ferrari is an upcoming American biographical film written and directed by Michael Mann about Enzo Ferrari, Italian founder of the car manufacturer Ferrari.


Follows the life of Italian driver and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari in 1957 as he deals with family problems while also preparing for the 1957 Mille Miglia.



Michael Mann first began exploring making the film around 2000, having discussed the project with Sydney Pollack. In August 2015, Christian Bale entered negotiations to star as Ferrari. Filming was planned to begin in summer 2016 in Italy.[2][3] Bale exited the film in January 2016 over concerns of meeting the weight requirements for the role before the start of production.[4] The project stalled until April 2017, when Hugh Jackman entered negotiations to portray Ferrari, and Noomi Rapace as his wife.[5] The project would again go dormant until June 2020. Mann and Jackman were still attached, with Rapace no longer involved. Filming was set to begin in April 2021.[6]

In February 2022, Jackman had since left the film, with Adam Driver now starring as Ferrari. Penélope Cruz and Shailene Woodley also joined the cast.[7] In July, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gadon, Jack O'Connell and Patrick Dempsey were added to the cast.[8][9] Pre-production began in April 2022, with filming originally set to commence in July in Modena.[10][11][8][12]

Principal photography began on August 17, 2022, in Italy.[13] Filming occurred in Brescia in early October.[14] Production of the film wrapped in late October 2022.[1][15]


A first-look image was released in October 2022. Ferrari is set to be released in late 2023, by STXfilms, followed by a streaming release through Showtime.[13]


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  3. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (October 27, 2015). "Michael Mann's Christian Bale-Starrer 'Enzo Ferrari' Sets Funding, Paramount Distribution Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 22, 2020. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Jaafar, Ali (January 15, 2016). "Christian Bale Exits Michael Mann's 'Enzo Ferrari,' Balks At Weight Gain". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 22, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; Fleming Jr, Mike (March 8, 2017). "Michael Mann Revs 'Ferrari' With Hugh Jackman & Noomi Rapace". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 30, 2020. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (June 20, 2020). "Michael Mann & Hugh Jackman Movie 'Ferrari' Zooms Onto Cannes Virtual Market Grid With STX & Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 20, 2020. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Wiseman, Andreas; Kroll, Justin (February 9, 2022). "Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz & Shailene Woodley Set To Star In Michael Mann's Passion Project Ferrari; STX Inks Big Domestic Deal & Handles Int'l — EFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  8. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (July 14, 2022). "Michael Mann Taps Gabriel Leone For Hearthrob Racer Alfonso De Portago In Ferrari; Brazilian Actor Signs With CAA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 18, 2022.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 28, 2022). "Sarah Gadon, Jack O'Connell and Patrick Dempsey Join Michael Mann's Ferrari, O'Connell And Dempsey To Play Race Drivers Peter Collins And Piero Taruffi". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 28, 2022.
  10. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (April 25, 2022). "Michael Mann Prepping Ferrari In Italy Ahead Of Planned Summer Shoot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  11. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (July 11, 2022). "Films shoots In Europe Brace For Heat Wave: Temperatures Forecast To Rise As High As 116F (47C) In Spain". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  12. ^ Grassi, Margherita (July 28, 2022). ""Enzo Ferrari", Penelope Cruz e Michael Mann a Reggio per le riprese del film". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  13. ^ a b Welk, Brian (August 17, 2022). "Michael Mann's 'Ferrari' Biopic Starring Adam Driver Eyes Fall 2023 Release". TheWrap. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
  14. ^ "Film su Enzo Ferrari a Brescia il 9 e 10 ottobre". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved October 8, 2022.
  15. ^ Ruimy, Jordan (October 22, 2022). "Michael Mann's 'Ferrari' Has Wrapped Filming in Italy". World of Reel. Retrieved November 14, 2022.

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